Teri Hatcher Talks Desperate Housewives Finale, End Finally Hitting Her
Television hit Desperate Housewives comes to a close this spring, and though mum’s the word on the May 13th finale, Teri Hatcher is finally starting to feel the weight of it. Hatcher has been with the show since its premiere in 2004, and after eight years with the program and a stunning final season, the fact that the end is in sight is finally starting to hit her.
“Every day it gets to be a little more real,” 47-year-old Hatcher told PEOPLE at the Wisteria Lane Block Party benefiting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation at Universal Studios in L.A. “We’ve had a lot of time to process it, so it’s not a shock. But I think you just can’t really know what it’s going to feel like until it’s over.”
Though the show’s finale marks the end of a long and successful chapter in Hatcher’s career, a few hints about the finale were gleaned from her interview. Notably that justice will be done by her character, Susan Mayer, in addition to other favorites on ABC’s hit show in the finale.
“I feel like [the finale] does a pretty good job at honoring all the different characters and their sort of unique wheelhouses that they brought … to Desperate Housewives,” she said, continuing, “Whether it be comedy or drama or physical comedy, I feel like the stories make sense. I think it will be better than some other big finales.”
Hatcher’s greatest takeaway from her participation on Desperate Housewives is perhaps her relationship with her on-screen daughter, Andrea Bowen. “I say a lot about her and I mean this so much – my [real-life] daughter could not have a better role model than Andrea,” Hatcher says. “She doesn’t have a big sister and Andrea will be the big sister.”
Bowen has said she is up for the task, which according to Hatcher includes, “all the big conversations” for her 14-year-old daughter Emerson Rose. “[Andrea] is just beautiful and talented and totally sane and grounded and fabulous,” Hatcher gushes, “I really had the best [on-camera] kids – her and Mason Vale. I had the best kids to work with.”
Will you be tuning in May 13th for the finale of Desperate Housewives?